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APA Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in APA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what APA style is and includes, find examples of APA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in APA, and more.

Reference Works


NOTE: Don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines. 

General Format

Name of Group. (Date). Word. In Dictionary Name. Retrieved Date, from URL

For Example

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Tontine. In Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary. Retrieved January 17, 2020, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tontine

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Merriam-Webster, n.d.)

OR

Merriam-Webster (n.d.)

General Format

Name of Group. (Date). Word. In Encyclopedia Name. Retrieved Date, from URL

For Example

Encyclopædia Britannica. (n.d.). Muhammad Ali. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved January 17, 2020, from https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/Muhammad-Ali/5713

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Encyclopædia Britannica, n.d.)

OR

Encyclopædia Britannica (n.d.)